The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) follows the guidelines set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) which are similar to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) standards of the United Estates.
Pilots in the Philippines are required to meet the following visual standards:
- Distant visual acuity of at least 20/20 in each eye separately, as well as the ability to read the Jaeger 2 test at 14 inches.
- Near visual acuity of at least N5 in each eye separately.
- No color blindness.
- Peripheral vision of at least 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye.
These standards are subject to change, so it is highly recommended to check with CAAP for the most current information.
ADDITIONALLY, PILOTS WITH CORRECTED VISION, LIKE THOSE WHO WEAR GLASSES AND CONTACT LENSES, MUST BE ABLE TO MEET THE STANDARDS WITH THE CORRECTIVES. SOME RESTRICTIONS MAY APPLY.
Pilot applicants of First Aviation Academy will be given guidance by our in-house CAAP coordinator during the medical process to ensure that the applicant will meet the necessary requirements set by the CAAP.